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Turkey: International Media Freedom and Human Rights Organisations Demand Release of Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu in Upcoming Trial

As the next hearing of journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu approaches on February 29, 2024, we call for immediate attention to her case and her unjust detention. Müftüoğlu, Co-Chair of the Dicle Fırat Journalists Association (DFGD) , has been wrongfully held for over nine months on unsubstantiated terrorism charges in a case that starkly violates international legal […]

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‘We’ve normalized the threats’: bianet editor Evrim Kepenek on online harassment of women journalists in Turkey

As the Republic of Turkey celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023, last year also marked a year of investigations, detentions, lawsuits, arrests, violence and self-censorship for Turkey’s journalists. According to data from the International Press Institute (IPI), in 2023, there were more than 300 cases of journalists on trial in Turkey.  At least 37 different […]

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Turkey’s government complains about negative image in the foreign press but won’t take our calls

I’ve been working on stories about migration and refugees for eight years since I moved to Istanbul, and my requests for information from the government have continually been ignored and neglected. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) processes our press visas and work permits every year, giving us foreign reporters freedom and permission to […]

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Turkish Media’s Approach to Constructive Journalism: Rights-based peace journalism

Peace journalism is one of the constructive ways to approach news. In the early 2000s in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, some journalists began to integrate this approach into their work. Journalists Sevgül Uludağ and Tony Angostiniadis were among those journalists who embraced peace journalism in their reporting. At present, independent news outlet bianet applies the […]

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